"Yesterday's Warrior" is a memoir written by a young female from Southern Minnesota. This is a heartbreaking and disturbing story of a young girl who slips into the dark hole of addiction. Heather has troubles at home, at school, and with her friends. Heather is a victim of the using community she associates with as well as a parent who fails to protect her from a twisted father. Heather has managed to suppress some of the memories of early abuse and hopes the drugs will totally blot them from her psyche, but the memories only resurface time and time again. Heather is on a merry-go-round from which there is no escape but death. Heather has to make a choice of death or sobriety. Too many teens think it is cool to dabble into this world and do not realize how easy it is to get pulled into a serious addiction. My students got a lot out of this read, and wrote of horrific happenings to them and their friends they never want to repeat.The book contains strong language and graphic content regarding addictions and abuse. There are also some grammatical and editing errors, yet it is a very compelling read for both adults and teens. A 'reluctant' reader will start and want to finish this memoir. (Feedback about this item is greatly appreciated, and I invite you to become a follower to receive notices of FREEBIES, SALES, and newly posted products). THANK YOU!!